Тбилиси
Duration: 8 days/7 nights
Location: Georgia
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Georgia Classical Tour

Georgia Classical Tour is an unforgettable 7-day journey to the most popular attractions of the country. You will stroll around bright and hospitable Tbilisi, have excursions to the most important religious sites of Mtskheta, explore picturesque region of Kakheti and taste the famous wines and delicious national dishes. This tour is suitable for anyone who wants  to discover Georgia and explore all its beauties in a short time!

 

Highlights of Georgia Classical Tour

  • Stroll around "the heart" of Georgia - a bright and hospitable city of Tbilisi
  • Visit Mtskheta - the first capital of Georgia, the city of the second half of the I millennium BC
  • Tatse the famous Georgian wine in Kakheti
  • Enjoy the unique taste of the local national dishes

Day 1

  • Arrival at the airport, transfer to the hotel

 

Day 2

  • City tour around Tbilisi – the bright and hospitable capital of Georgia
  • The tour starts with a visit to Tsminda Sameba – the main church of Georgian Orthodox Church and the highest temple in Georgia.
  • Trip to the historical district of Metekhi, where you will see the Assumption Church located on the picturesque hill.
  • Next stop – Bridge of Peace – designed by a well-known Italian architect; it is one of the most famous city’s landmarks.
  • Going up to the Narikala Fortress, situated on a hill. You will reach the fortress by the cable car, and at the top, a spectacular view of the city opens. Going down by foot.
  • Excursion to the sulfuric baths – famous royal bath complex (XVII-XIX cc.), standing on the warm natural sulfur springs. That is one of the main attractions of the Old Town.
  • Stroll around cozy Shardeni Street named after the French traveler Jean Chardin. The street has an architecture resembling Paris and is full of cozy cafes, boutiques, and interesting galleries.
  • The way will continue to Juma Mosque located on the Botanical Street
  • A pleasant stroll through Botanical Garden to the amazing waterfall.
  • Visit to Meydan Square one of the central squares of Old Town.
  • Excursion to Sioni church. There is kept one of the greatest relics of Georgia, the cross of St. Patriarchate.
  • The tour ends with a trip to Mtatsminda Mount by the funicular railway.

 

Overnight: hotel in Tbilisi

Day 3

  • Drive to Ananuri Fortress – a well-preserved castle on the shore of the Zhinvali Reservoir, the former defensive fortress of the feudal era.
  • Stop in Gudauri – popular ski resort which is beautiful in ay season. Here you will see the Balcony dedicated to the treaty of Georgievsk and enjoy the amazing views to the mountains that opens from here.
  • After 5 minute drive,you will visit Sour waters of Vedza. The place offers picturesque scenes.
  • Visit to the Trinity Church (Gergeti) situated at an altitude of 2170 m at the foot of Mount Kazbek. The church was built in the XIV-th century and is the only cross-domed church in the historic Georgian province Khevi. From the top of the hill opens the incredibly beautiful scenery.
  • The tour continues to the Dariali Gorge located at the border between Georgia and Russia.
  • Drive back to Tbilisi

 

Overnight: hotel in Tbilisi 

Day 4

  • Morning drive to Mtskheta – one of the most ancient towns in Georgia, known as the religious center of the country.
  • Here you will go up the hill to the Jvari Monastery – the amazing symbol of the Georgian church architecture. According to the legend, at the site of the monastery St.Nino established one of her three crosses.
  • Excursion to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral – the first and the main church in Georgia.
  • The tour continues to Gori town – the heart of eastern Georgia and Joseph Stalin’s homeland.
  • Drive to Kutaisi and accommodation at the hotel

 

Overnight: hotel in Kutaisi

Day 5

  • City tour around Kutaisi, which will begin with a visit to the temple of Bagrat – one of the largest and most important Georgian churches.
  • The tour will continue to the Prometheus Cave – one of the most unique in Europe. It is characterized by impressive reliefs of stalactites and stalagmites and a variety of underground rivers.
  • Excursion to the monastery of Gelati. This monastery is a living symbol of Georgia’s Golden Age and is protected by UNESCO.
  • Excursion to the monastery of Motsameta located on a hill where, according to the legend, the Muslim invaders executed Georgian princes David and Konstantin Mkheidze who refused to be converted to Islam.
  • Return to Tbilisi

 

Overnight: hotel in Tbilisi

Day 6

  • Drive to Kakheti – the picturesque region famous for the producing of excellent Georgian wines.
  • Visit to the grandiose David Gareja monastery complex founded in the VI-th century by Assyrian monk David of Gareja.
  • The tour continues to Signagi region, where you will visit the famous monastery of Bodbe. Here was buried St. Nino – the founder of Christianity in Georgia.
  • Stroll around Sighnaghi – “the town of love” famous for its architecture in the style of southern Italian classicism.

 

Overnight: hotel in Telavi

Day 7

  • Stroll around Telavi – the center of Kakheti region. Telavi is well-known for its delightful landscapes. There you can see 9-hundred-year old tree.
  • Visit to Tsinandali village – the patrimony of famous Georgian family – Chavchavadze. The estate is known for its amazing labyrinth planted with exotic trees in it and cellars, where the unique collection of Georgian and European wine is preserved.
  • Visit to Batonis Tsikhe – the fortress museum of favorable Georgian King Erekle the II.
  • Tour around the famous winery Khareba. Here you will have a degustation of local wines, as well as a master class on baking Georgian bread shoti and national sweet c
  • Return to Tbilisi

 

Overnight: hotel in Tbilisi

Day 8

  • Transfer to the airport, departure

 

The price of the tour is 795 EUR per person

The single supplement is 175 EUR per person

 

Detailed Tour Information

  • The price of the tour includes:

    • Transfer to / from the airport
    • Accommodation in hotels for 7 nights (in double rooms)
    • Meals – breakfast
    • All transfers are performed by air-conditioned/heated cars/buses
    • English-speaking guide service during all days
    • Vehicle for Gergety Trinity Church
    • Wine tastings in Khareba and master class
    • Admission fees (Narikala cable car, Mtacminda Funicular, Tsinandali Museum, Prometheus Caves)
    • The price of the tour doesn't include:

      • Flights
      • Visa fee
      • Medical insurance
      • Lunch and dinner
      • Hotel in Tbilisi: 3* Astoria Hotel or similar
        Hotel in Kutaisi: 3* Old Town Hotel or similar
        Hotel in Telavi: 3* Alazani Valley Hotel or similar
        • Documents:
        • Passport, flight ticket (printed or electronic), insurance, visa (if required)
        • Essential:
        • Credit/debit cards, cash (cards can be used in city, cash in regions), moneybelt, laptop/tablet/phone, chargers, camera with extra memory cards and batteries, outlet adapter
        • Other:
        • First-aid kit (plaster, antibacterial gel, cold medicine), umbrella
        • Clothing:
          • Spring/Autumn. Light clothing and clothing with long sleeves for a cool evening, rainproof shoes and raincoat in case of rain
          • Summer. Light clothing preferably made of natural fabric, a hat for sun protection, sunglasses
          • Winter. Warm clothing, coats, waterproof warm shoes, scarf, gloves
          Please note, that to enter Georgian orthodox churches ladies will need to have scarves for covering their heads (they can find some at the entrances). In some cases, ladies will be warned to wear skirts. Short trousers are forbidden in the church.  

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